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The life of a scientist in the Department of Conservation is worlds apart from the traditional stereotype of a lab-coat wearing academic hidden inside and away from the ‘real world’. DOC’s Threatened Species Ambassador Nicola Toki talks to alpine ecologist, Dr Kerry Weston. Kerry’s work takes her to the top of New Zealand’s peaks to try to unravel the mystery of the world’s most ancient species of wren, a vital indicator for the health of our high rise ecosystems.

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Research Assistant Crystal Brindle has followed the rock wren/tuke in to the alpine zone at Lake Roe to monitor the nesting success of this endangered native bird.

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Working high up in the mountains, Scientific Officer Kerry Weston’s research is helping to shed new light on New Zealand’s threatened alpine species

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